I'll admit it, I'm constantly asking for help with things around the house. Throw your dirty laundry in the hamper, pick up your toys, load or unload the dishwasher, hang your jacket up, just generally pick up after yourself...I'm not your personal maid, I'm one person with two arms & two legs with more than enough to keep me feeling suffocated & overwhelmed. Order yourself a Rosie or learn the drill!
This evening I wanted to hang up my husbands shirts fresh from the dryer so they'd be easier to iron & not hang onto wrinkles & the words "Mami, I want to help you" came from my sweet little helper bee's mouth. UGH! I immediately thought ...NO! I want to do this quickly, but what kind of mixed signals would I be sending if suddenly when she's offering help I'm shooing her away so, off we went to hang Daddy's shirts. I placed a dozen hangers on the bed beside the basket & she grabbed them all and ran them to her room, one at a time she'd bring me a hanger. "One Blue Hanger, Mama"..."Lyla, may I have another, please" & she'd run back to her room where she'd have to open the door she closed, walk in, close the door, rummage through the tangled pile for the perfect hanger, open the door, walk out, close the door & run the hanger back to me. I guess sometimes you just gotta slow down and let the minutes tick.
In other news...I had my hair cut tonight, I've been thinking about a new do for months & finally just did it. I love it & during these tough economic times think of the money I'll save on shampoo & conditioner! Cha-Ching! Over at delirious rhapsody there's plenty who've taken part in the naked face challenge, so here I am, naked face with old & new hair.